Timeshift-partition on SSD?

I would like to move my partition where I have Timeshift saved to my system SSD, as it is large enough at 250 GiB to hold an additional partition. I let save 1x daily + weekly. Is that too much writing for the SSD? Does this have a noticeable effect on its lifespan?

lifespan would be harder if you use as ramdisk; putting a swap drive on it and put up the swappiness. of you do daily weekly you have to decide your self :slight_smile: as long you snapshot a stable system :slight_smile: personal opinion snap shot in a cronjob has also its risc does not mesure the stableness, you have to see it then a snapshot and depend also what new you have that might not to be lost…a system snapshot you can say one a week or 2week is ok …; everyday is kinda over doing , mostly look what situation is…

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i don’t think it affects the lifespan very much. But having the snapshots on a separate drive is more of a backup than having them on the same disk as your system is. Just take this into your consideration.

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It concerns only the backup for the system, the data is backed up differently. And if the SSD is broken, I have other problems than the backup of /root. I only need the system backup for when something goes wrong with an update.

But something else: I set up TRIM via systemd with sudo systemctl enable fstrim.timer periodic. Does it trim the whole SSD or just the /root partition?

It will trim whatever is presented in the /etc/fstab.

cat /usr/lib/systemd/system/fstrim.service
[Unit]
Description=Discard unused blocks on filesystems from /etc/fstab
Documentation=man:fstrim(8)
ConditionVirtualization=!container

[Service]
Type=oneshot
ExecStart=/usr/bin/fstrim --listed-in /etc/fstab:/proc/self/mountinfo --verbose --quiet-unsupported
PrivateDevices=no
PrivateNetwork=yes
PrivateUsers=no
ProtectKernelTunables=yes
ProtectKernelModules=yes
ProtectControlGroups=yes
MemoryDenyWriteExecute=yes
SystemCallFilter=@default @file-system @basic-io @system-service

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Sehr gut!

very nice

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